Let Me Tell You Why ...

I have been loving being a part of Alive Photo which allows me to teach and answer questions from photographers and photography enthusiasts all over the world.  It's a great platform for learning, and recently I received a great question that I want to share ... 

Why do I love Nature Photography?  This has to be my favorite question because I have a very strong feeling about this and love any opportunity to share it.

Let me use some of the same words, nature photography is LOVE!  Since the very beginning of our species starting to walk upright, we have been recreating nature in various art forms, from cave paintings to digital photography. Technology has changed, but what is most important, hasn’t. The worlds' greatest artists have received their inspiration from nature. We are as much a part of nature as nature is a part of us.  For those of us that take the time to smell the flowers, it’s so much more.  Poets put their feelings into words, painters paint and we photograph.  Each image we make is showing us on a deeper level, who we really are.

Listen, my heart, to the whispering of the world. That is how it makes love to you.
— Tagore
 Icebergs in Greenland, Ron Rosenstock 2015

Icebergs in Greenland, Ron Rosenstock 2015

Icebergs remind me of Buddhist sand mandalas. Fleeting moments of incredible inspiration.  As our planet warms, there are more and more tremendous icebergs floating by the coast of Greenland, and on to warmer waters only to become part of the ocean once again.